On Wednesday, December 7th, The Hun School of Princeton welcomed Black Violin, a strings-playing hip-hop duo, for an all-school concert. The musicians’ unique sound and energy drove hundreds of students and teachers to the foot of the stage for an impromptu dance party.
When students in the Art in Design class at The Hun Middle School build boats, the watercraft are not small, and they are not just for show. After weeks of working on the boats, which are designed to hold one, or even two, middle schoolers, students set sail on Stony Brook, on the edge of campus, and enjoyed the fruits of their labor.
Aside from being a cornerback on the football team, Donavon Harris '15 is a budding actor with plans to audition next week for "Clybourne Park," a spinoff of "A Raisin in the Sun" that the Lehigh Theatre Department will put on in the spring. Last year, Harris scored a big role in "Gem of the Ocean," and many of his teammates came out to see the play. This year, it just so happens the auditions line up with the bye week.
The Hun School of Princeton Janus Players will present Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya on Friday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 5th at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the John Andrew Saks ’31 Auditorium. Students are inspired by Ethan Hawke '88, Sam Schacht, as well as opportunities in Princeton and nearby New York City.
Arts education teaches that the inspiration of an artist springs from the sum of life experiences and from the various frameworks of history and values in our backgrounds. It is important for students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the arts within their own, as well as other, cultures.
The arts contribute to increased self-awareness and one’s own capacity for contribution to the larger community of humanity. Fine Arts courses provide access to both practical and hands-on experiences, and an opportunity to learn through reading, observing, and writing. The goals are to develop reasoning, offer thought and information behind judgment, and give imagination a place to flourish.
The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational, private day and boarding college preparatory school. Student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work.